Hastings resident Richard L. Utter, Sr., 81, passed away Sunday, February 24, 2019, at Sutton Community Home, Sutton, NE.
Services are 10 a.m. Thursday, February 28, at Butler Volland Chapel in Hastings with Pastor Eddie Goff officiating. Burial with military rites by National Guard will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Hastings. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the family for a memorial to be established at a later date. Visitation will be 1-8 p.m. Wednesday with family present 6-8 p.m., and one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
Richard was born August 1, 1937, in Mankato, KS to Earl & Tori (Arbuckle) Utter. He graduated from Burr Oak High School and received an Associate’s Degree in Accounting from Central Community College. Richard married Elizabeth Ann Eiseman on June 12, 1960; she preceded him in death on January 21, 2015. Richard served with the Kansas Army National Guards; retiring after 38 years.
Richard worked at Westland Homes and Great Plains Packaging for 20 years where he later retired. He also worked at Wal-Mart, Crossroads, and Big G Ace in Hastings.
Richard was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Elizabeth Utter; brother, Ron Utter; and great-granddaughter, Kiara Roman.
Children & Spouses:
Rick & Becky Utter – Hastings, NE
Dave Utter – Temple, TX
Kevin Utter – Hastings, NE
Pam & Jeff Hamik – Ayr, NE
Kim & Ed Kimminau – Sutton, NE